Aug 5, 2008

Lehrer and Ifill to moderate debates

The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the moderators, schedule and locations for the three presidential debates and one v.p. debate. The Newshour's Jim Lehrer will moderate the first presidential debate on Sept. 26 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., and Gwen Ifill, Newshour correspondent and Washington Week anchor, will moderate the v.p. debate on Oct. 2 at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Tom Brokaw and Bob Schieffer will moderate the last two debates in Nashville and Hempstead, N.Y. 

Online flames over Feulner's legacy

Blair Feulner's exit from KPCW in Park City, Utah, is the "end of a sleazy era," writes Salt Lake Tribune columnist Rebecca Walsh. Some online commenters point to "sleaze" elsewhere. The Tribune also reports that KPCW withdrew its late-filed FCC applications to build six new noncommercial stations. "Part of what you're seeing is the effect that a stronger and more independent board of trustees is having on the direction of Community Wireless," says Joe Wrona, spokesperson and executive committee member for KCPW's licensee.